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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    A city divided: Occupy protest and rally by opponents mark a society split by politics

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 05:50am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG, ALICE WOODHOUSE, Jennifer Ngo, Amy Nip

    ... as thousands of pro- and anti-Occupy Central protesters gathered on opposite sides of Victoria Harbour to vent their frustrations. The gatherings- one at the newly dubbed "Umbrella ... sign it. READ: Occupy Central scraps poll on way to move protests forward Spokesman Robert Chow Yung urged protesters to retreat: "They are ignoring the rule of law and disrupting public ...

  2. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Hong Kong political impasse could compromise city’s future

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 03:43pm by Richard Wong

    ... disappointment with the August 31 decision of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress stems from my fear that Hong Kong might have lost the chance of electing a chief executive ... of the legislature has hardly started. The composition of the nominating committee for the chief executive (other than the "four sectors") and how their members are to be formed has not been ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - PROTESTS

    OCCUPY CENTRAL- DAY 13: Full coverage of the day's events

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 07:53am by Daniel Cheng, 20, poses for a photo before a barricade that he helps to maintain on an occupied road in the Admiralty district

    ... urgent questions about the Occupy Central protests during Legco's first council meeting on Wednesday. The committee is debating another request to launch an investigation on the matter. (See ... is a domestic matter for China. 12.35am: A number of pro-establishment lawmakers have left Government House in Central after meeting Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    'It's not fun': Occupy protester tells of sacrifices in the name of democracy

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 12:53pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Central stories That sense of betrayal came on August 31 when the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress set a restrictive framework on Hong Kong’s electoral reform. Protesters ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Help for his friends Vincent Lam Ngo-hin has worn out two pairs of shoes since the beginning of the Occupy Central protests a month ago. Now he ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Hong Kong has spent billions on buying weapons from Britain

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 04:48am by DANNY LEE AND AUSTIN CHIU

    ... for "internal repression" has come under scrutiny. John Stanley, chairman of the Committee on Arms Export Controls, has written to Business Secretary Vince Cable, asking him to clarify ... to Hong Kong since 2012. Grenade launchers, mortar bombs, sniper rifles, machine guns and gun silencers are among the weapons, according to the committee's analysis. Since 2008, £1.4 billion ...


    It's 'anti-democracy', says People's Daily in latest commentary on Occupy Central

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 02:28pm by KEIRA HUANG LU

    ... Staff writer Communist Party's official newspaper and related website say the central government and Hong Kong's patriots are the real promoters of the city's democracy, ... Central is backtracking democracy” argued that a minority of people have invaded the public interest for their own political views, which tramples on the principle of democracy and can never ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Sincerity is key if talks to end Occupy impasse are to succeed

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:49am by SCMP Editorial

    ... tension earlier, the dialogue will be the first since the Occupy Central movement began late last month. It may be unrealistic to expect a major breakthrough, but engagement remains the only hope ... People's Congress Standing Committee to withdraw its electoral framework for the 2017 chief executive poll is no longer mentioned. The students also stopped urging more people to block the streets ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy students call for pan-democrats' resignation to trigger referendum

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 11:52am by FANNY FUNG

    ... with candidates selected by a nominating committee. HKFS, one of the three leading groups of the Occupy Central civil disobedience movement for the past month, has demanded a public nomination ... reform proposal they are facing, or the [National People’s Congress Standing Committee’s] decision on August 31, or whether functional constituencies should stay or go,” Chow said in an interview ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Talks fail to narrow gap between student leaders and Hong Kong government

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 11:39pm by Staff Reporters

    ... yesterday failed to resolve the issues that triggered the Occupy Central mass sit-ins. Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said the government would submit a report to Beijing reflecting ... and fellow officials ruled out the possibility of reversing the National People's Congress Standing Committee's August decision imposing tight limits on the 2017 election. They also ...

  10. News - China Insider - MEDIA

    No inch of compromise over Occupy Central in Chinese state media commentaries

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 08:03pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Articles in Chinese state media on Wednesday indicate that the Central leadership in Beijing has no intention of considering giving ... argued that the Occupy Central civil disobedience movement disrupted the daily lives of many Hongkongers and created a “threat to the personal safety and property of Hong Kong’s population”. ...




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